The RescuersThe Great Mouse DetectiveThe AristocatsAtlantis: The Lost EmpireLady and the TrampPeter Pan
That was concept art from Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
That art comes from a scene that takes place before the expedition goes underwater in search of the lost city of Atlantis. The beginning of the movie mostly takes place in turn-of-the-century America.
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That was concept art from Cars 2.
Sections of Cars 2 take place in the fictional city of Porto Corsa, Italy, which appears to be based on Monte Carlo in Monaco. The characters participate in the second leg of the World Grand Prix in Porto Corsa.
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That was concept art from Big Hero 6.
The character in this concept art would go on to become Mr. Yama, the greatest bot fighter in San Fransokyo’s underground battling and gambling ring.
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That was concept art from Aladdin.
That concept art was from Aladdin’s daring escape from the treasure-filled Cave of Wonders.
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That was concept art from Mulan.
This atmospheric scene was likely created to convey the mood of the film, and was probably not made to portray an actual scene from the film.
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That was concept art from Cinderella.
You can make out some rough art depicting Cinderella in her enchanted ball gown and Prince Charming at the foot of the staircase.
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That was concept art from Sleeping Beauty.
That gorgeous landscape concept would later become the basis for the forest setting in Sleeping Beauty.
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That was concept art from Tangled.
This art would become the Snuggly Duckling tavern from Tangled, where Rapunzel would win over a crowd of rough-and-tumble rogues and bar regulars.
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That was concept art from Fantasia.
This art comes from the closing movement of Fantasia, "Night on Bald Mountain,” in which a devil character emerges from a mountain and leads his demonic minions in a night of revelry before dawn transforms him back into an imposing peak.
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That was concept art from Beauty and the Beast.
As it is depicted in several scenes throughout the film, Beast’s castle from Beauty and the Beast is pretty imposing, and the concept art proves how grim and haunting the artists planned it to be.
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That was concept art from Ratatouille.
Before he makes his way to the five-star restaurant scene, Remy is just a humble sewer rat, scampering around the tunnels below the streets of Paris.
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That was concept art from Hercules.
The art direction changed quite a bit between when this early concept art was created and when the final animated feature was released, but you can still see how heavily the film was influenced by classic Greek art.
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That was concept art from Pocahontas.
The character hugging Pocahontas in this concept art would likely become Grandmother Willow, the talking willow tree, in the final version of the film.
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That was concept art from The Jungle Book.
Some concept art is intended less to establish character and location, and more to give an impression of the atmosphere, art style, or color keys.
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